Keeping your family happy and healthy starts at home – with well-balanced meals, healthy hygiene habits and even clean bathroom sinks. It’s true, yet, many of us underestimate how important cleanliness is to our overall health.
Harmful bacteria and other microbes collect in the home. Unchecked, these bugs can multiply quickly and make your loved ones very sick:
Some commonly contaminated areas:
Are cleaning agents the solution?
If you’re seeking a powerful germ-killing solution, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offers a Safer Choice label. It identifies cleaning products that have met a thorough EPA review. The products have a safe chemical formulation, particularly when it comes to toxins that could be linked to:
Choose natural products
This label can help you identify non-toxic cleaning products that you can use throughout your home. What you may not realize is this: You can skip the cleaning aisle altogether. Many of the strongest cleaning products are found in the grocery aisles.
You may use these products alone, or combine a few depending on what you’re trying to clean. Consider adding a drop or two of your favorite essential oil to add a nice scent.
These natural solutions are safe, effective and inexpensive. Rest easy knowing your home surfaces and air quality are free of bacteria and other harmful toxins.
If you suspect your child has a bacterial infection, the pediatricians at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital can help. And, our pediatric allergy and immunology specialists provide expert care for allergies or airway irritation.
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